Introduce Young People to Careers in Manufacturing and Engineering

Posted by on October 20, 2008

Grants Available to Support Summer Camps to Introduce Young People to Careers in Manufacturing and Engineering

Deadline: December 12, 2008

Through a collaborative effort between the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Foundation ( and the Nuts, Bolts and Thingamajigs Foundation (, grants ranging from $2,500 to $5,000 are available to not-for-profit organizations and educational institutions capable of offering overnight or day-camp experiences in summer 2009 that introduce young people to careers in manufacturing and engineering.

The Nuts, Bolts and Thingamajigs Foundation is dedicated to introducing young people to the joys of tinkering, inspiring the next generation of skilled manual artists, engineers, and inventors. The FMA Foundation is an educational, research, and charitable organization that promotes metal forming and fabricating technology in manufacturing.

The purpose of the manufacturing camps is to provide a positive, hands-on experience so young people will consider manufacturing as a future career option. Camps must target young people between the ages of 12 and 16. Preference will be given to organizations serving minority populations.

Grant funds may be used for expenses related to curriculum development and instruction, as well as direct expenses such as housing, meals, transportation, and supplies.

Further information and the grant application are available at the FMA Foundation Web site.

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